Writing Systems (Paperback)

A Linguistic Approach (Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics #18)

By Henry Rogers

Wiley-Blackwell, 9780631234647, 322pp.

Publication Date: July 2, 2004

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Accessibly written, Writing Systems: A Linguistic Approachprovides detailed coverage of all major writing systems ofhistorical or structural significance with thorough discussion ofstructure, history, and social context as well as importanttheoretical issues. Discusses systems as diverse as Chinese, Greek, and Maya.

  • Presents each system in light of four major aspects of writing: history and development, internal structure, the relationship ofwriting and language, and sociolinguistic aspects.
  • Includes glossary of technical terms, extensive illustrations, exercises and further reading suggestions to aid in teaching fromthe book.

About the Author

Henry Rogers is Professor in the Departments of Linguistics and Anthropology at the University of Toronto. He is author of Sounds of Language: An Introduction to Phonetics (2000) and Theoretical and Practical Phonetics (1990), and has published widely on both phonetics and writing systems.